The Bib Gourmand award, which was first presented in the MICHELIN Guide in 1997, highlights restaurants that stand out for the particularly good value for money they offer. Bib Gourmand restaurants, often described by the inspectors as "top tips", are held in high regard by readers of the restaurant guide – especially if they are on the lookout for affordable establishments that do not compromise on the quality of the cuisine served and products offered.
In this year's edition of the MICHELIN Guide Switzerland, 15 new restaurants are receiving the Bib Gourmand award. Located for the most part in rural areas, the restaurants represent a good assortment of Swiss and international cuisine – including most notably a wealth of Asian, in particular Thai, and Arab cooking. Many of these restaurants are committed to environmentally friendly eating out: for example, by favouring locally produced ingredients, cooking seasonally and systematically reducing food waste.
A good choice: the new Bib Gourmand restaurants
The restaurants that have just been awarded the Bib Gourmand consistently hit the mark with creative and modern cuisine at reasonable prices. Lokal in Biel, for example, receives its guests in a very cordial and informal manner. This restaurant with a bar serves up modern, internationally inspired cuisine that brings out the best in regional and seasonal produce. The "carte blanche" is a special experience for diners: this four- to five-course surprise menu perfectly reflects the chef's culinary identity.
The cuisine at SUAHOY in Geneva is also inspired by Thailand. Here, tradition makes way for creativity and modernity – with dishes that combine a variety of Thai flavours and regional recipes. Each dish is freshly prepared with excellent ingredients and holds the promise of bold flavours.
Bazaar in Zermatt is also an extravaganza. Located in the upmarket Alpine resort of CERVO, the restaurant serves an impressive selection of exotic cuisines in a welcoming and lively atmosphere. From Arab specialities to Chinese dim sum, from Lebanese manakeesh to Middle Eastern baklava, Bazaar breaks down culinary boundaries and whisks diners away on an exciting journey.
Light, simple and delicious dishes – such as wild prawns, green curry, Thai vegetables and a coconut milk creation – don't fail to delight foodies who visit Le Lab by Adel & Niko in Corseaux. The restaurant is run by a dynamic couple: The husband is in charge of the kitchen, while the wife cheerfully takes care of the service.
Wiesner Mysterion – Werkstatt Kost is located in Hotel Weitsicht, a breath-taking spot boasting one of the region's most stunning panoramic views. Here, chef Stefan Wiesner creates affordable dishes against a divine backdrop.
The full list of all new Bib Gourmand restaurants is available below, on the website and, from 2 October, in the MICHELIN Guide app.
The selection of Bib Gourmand restaurants for 2023 – including those that have maintained their Bib – will be updated on all MICHELIN Guide digital platforms on 2 October 2023. The new MICHELIN Stars, Green Stars and Special Awards of the MICHELIN Guide Switzerland 2023 will be announced on 2 October 2023 at a ceremony at the EHL Hospitality Business School in Lausanne.
The new Bib Gourmand restaurants of the MICHELIN Guide Switzerland 2023
• Alpenblick – Bistro, Adelboden (BE)
• Lokal, Biel (BE)
• Ivy 23, Carouge (GE)
• Le Bistrot Le Lion d'Or, Carouge (GE)
• Le Lab by Adel & Niko, Corseaux (VD)
• Gommerstuba, Ernen (VS)
• SUAHOY, Geneva (GE)
• Mont-Rouge, Haute-Nendaz (VS)
• Ô Bois Sauvage, Hérémence (VS)
• Brasserie Le Gogant, Le Brassus (VD)
• Hardern Pintli, Lyss (BE)
• Café de Riex, Riex (VD)
• Wiesner Mysterion – Werkstatt Kost, Romoos (LU)
• Schüpbärg-Beizli, Schüpfen (BE)
• Bazaar, Zermatt (VS)
Illustration Image © Nando Aerni/Lokal